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Third-Grade Students Give Thoughtful Insights at “Books & Bagels"

Third-grade students at State Street Intermediate School showed up in large numbers for the first "Books & Bagels" event this school year. "Books & Bagels" is open to all third-grade students who are interested in reading, and is held several times each year before school. 

"I think this is one of the largest groups we’ve ever had,” said third-grade teacher Kathy Herr.

Herr and fellow third-grade teacher Bridget Patterson led the discussion on Geronimo Stilton’s book, “It’s Halloween, You ‘Fraidy Mouse!” Each third-grade teacher leads a discussion during the school year.

Students were quick to point out some of the things they noticed about the characters and Stilton’s writing style. In particular, several students noted that they enjoyed portions of the book in which text was in a different color or printed in a different orientation. They agreed that this drew more attention to those words. 

Throughout the discussion, many students could be seen flipping through their books to get to a particular page that was referenced in order to see it for themselves. Students were active listeners, nodding along to points their peers made.

Future “Books & Bagels” events will be in January, March and May.

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Eric Knuth
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152